The UCCS College of Education prepares teachers to innovate, inspire, and lead in the classrooms and communities they serve. Our graduates enter the profession with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for meaningful, sustainable, high-impact careers.
UCCS offers undergraduate, graduate, and licensure programs driven by our core values of equity, inquiry, and innovation. Nearly 90% of our graduates secure and sustain teaching jobs in Colorado. US News and World Reports ranks UCCS among its “Top Public Schools,” and the College of Education has been a “Best Education School” since 2019.
Military Times distinguishes UCCS as a “Best for Vets College,” and we are a “Premier Campus” with a Campus Pride index of 4.5/5 stars.
We believe all students, at all levels, deserve an excellent education. Our signature programs address critical areas of teacher specialization, such as STEM education, inclusive practices, and rural education. At UCCS, academic courses are taught by experienced pK-12 educators who bridge theory and practice, through personalized and collaborative learning. In schools across the Pike’s Peak region, candidates engage in rich ‘hands on’ field experiences which foster career readiness, social justice, leadership, technology integration, and reflective practice.
UCCS welcomes traditional and non-traditional learners, active military and veteran students, and candidates from underrepresented communities.
The UCCS educator preparation programs continue to be highly ranked and regarded within Colorado. According to the Colorado Department of Education, nearly 90% of program completers were hired by districts within Colorado - far surpassing the state average. Once in their classroom, UCCS students continue to be innovators in their teaching by examining new ways to bring effective instruction and an excitement for learning to Colorado's students. What's more, Military Times distinguishes UCCS as a “Best for Vets College,” and we are a “Premier Campus” with a Campus Pride index of 4.5/5 stars.
Bachelor’s & licensure
Undergraduate Educator Preparation
Mar. 01, 2024Fall
Application Fee & Annual Tuition
In State Tuition
Out of State Tuition
Ways to Lower Your Costs
Students at University of Colorado Colorado Springs have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of Colorado Colorado Springs to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships
Grants and scholarships are available. See https://www.uccs.edu/finaid/ for additional information.
Federal programs have been established to support educators who serve high-needs populations and in designated educator shortage areas. See https://www.uccs.edu/finaid/ for additional information.
Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled
Work study options may be available. See https://www.uccs.edu/finaid/ for additional information.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Fill out your FAFSA as you complete your application to ensure your finances will be ready upon beginning your UCCS coursework. The deadline to complete your FAFSA (for fall enrollment) is March 1st.
For more information visit:Financial Aid Office
Early Childhood Education (Birth-8)
Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-3)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English Language Arts (7-12)
Mathematics Middle School (6-8)
Mathematics Secondary Education (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Special Education (Pre-K-12)
World Languages (K-12)